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PD PRESENTS: SELECTIONS & SELECTORS FILM SERIES FEATURING N'KISI CONCORDE DOCUMENTARY

PD PRESENTS: SELECTIONS & SELECTORS FILM SERIES FEATURING N’KISI CONCORDE DOCUMENTARY

Selections + Selectors has invited PLAYGROUND DETROIT to guest host an evening of their film series with a private screening April 7th of the film N’kisi Concorde at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This screening will also kickoff the beginning of a summer residency series at The Carr Center in Detroit of Selections +...
GO SEE: FREEP FILM FESTIVAL FEATURING MICHIGAN & DETROIT-FOCUSED MOVIES

GO SEE: FREEP FILM FESTIVAL FEATURING MICHIGAN & DETROIT-FOCUSED MOVIES

The Freep Film Festival  showcases films that are about or relevant to Detroit, the region and Michigan in the hopes of fostering engagement and discussion about the issues and challenges we face while at the same time celebrating what makes us unique. The Festival kicks off today and runs through the weekend in Detroit. The...
ART X DETROIT TAKES OVER MIDTOWN FEATURING EXPERIENCES CREATED BY KRESGE FELLOW ARTISTS

ART X DETROIT TAKES OVER MIDTOWN FEATURING EXPERIENCES CREATED BY KRESGE FELLOW ARTISTS

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience will take over Midtown Detroit this spring as the free, 10-day arts experience celebrates Detroit’s arts scene for three weekends, (April 9-12, 16-19, and 25-26). The third edition of AXD will feature an exciting collection of dance, literary, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, visual arts installations, workshops, panel...
GO SEE: DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO IN DETROIT AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

GO SEE: DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO IN DETROIT AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit exhibition opens March 15th at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The exhibit “brings together nearly 70 works of art that depict the evolution of these two extraordinary artists’ careers, including eight of Rivera’s epic preparatory drawings for the Detroit Industry murals and 23 pieces by Kahlo, whose work has...
GO SEE: THE FORTRESS FEATURING ARTISTS STEVEN KUYPERS & STEVEN MCSHANE

GO SEE: THE FORTRESS FEATURING ARTISTS STEVEN KUYPERS & STEVEN MCSHANE

Both Detroit-based Steven Kuypers, sculpture artist [College for Creative Studies, BFA 2009] and Steven McShane, metal artist [College for Creative Studies, BFA 2010] pursued their passions of art and craft, leading to a business partnership made only in Detroit. After meeting at CCS, the two forged a collaborative effort to support their respective crafts and work...
LISTEN UP: N'NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PANEL SERIES TALKS ABOUT 'PSYCHOLOGICAL GENTRIFICATION'

LISTEN UP: N’NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PANEL SERIES TALKS ABOUT ‘PSYCHOLOGICAL GENTRIFICATION’

N’Namdi Center For Contemporary Art begun the first of a three-part panel series on ‘Psychological Gentrification,’ which will explore how contemporary gentrification is affecting the arts, businesses, and urban development in Detroit. The first panel was moderated by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press, and panelists included Marsha Music (Writer/Cultural Griot), Marc Brown (Lawyer),...
GO SEE: BROOKLYN ARTIST JAMIAN JULIANO-VILLANI SOLO EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

GO SEE: BROOKLYN ARTIST JAMIAN JULIANO-VILLANI SOLO EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

Detroit has an art world ‘It-Girl’ in it’s presence this week. GQ Magazine recently deemed her one of the “10 Artists to Know at Art Basel Miami 2014,” where she preluded to her solo show in Detroit, which opens tonight. Forbes Magazine has also just listed her as one of their picks for their article,...
GO SEE: SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS LAST THURSDAY TO SHOWCASE FEMALE ROCKERS FROM DETROIT & BROOKLYN

GO SEE: SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS LAST THURSDAY TO SHOWCASE FEMALE ROCKERS FROM DETROIT & BROOKLYN

Seraphine Collective presents Last Thursday, a monthly residency at PJ’s Lager House, in Detroit, Michigan. Seraphine Collective is an inclusive, supportive and active community of female musicians and artists designed to foster creative expression and camaraderie among feminists in Detroit. The Last Thursday Residency was born from the idea of continuing last summer’s successful Best...
"LET'S TALK ABOUT DETROIT!" PANEL DISCUSSION FROM [WHEREVER] MAG AT SHINOLA TRIBECA

“LET’S TALK ABOUT DETROIT!” PANEL DISCUSSION FROM [WHEREVER] MAG AT SHINOLA TRIBECA

    Let’s Talk About Detroit!     Please join PLAYGROUND DETROIT and [wherever] magazine at Shinola TriBeCa for a panel conversation to discuss the future of travel to Motor City. [wherever]: an out of place journal of travel literature, travel culture, and travel politics. According to Cool Hunting, “newcomer [wherever] gets more literary [as...
GO SEE: WHAT'S YOUR WIFI? GROUP ART SHOW CURATED BY DIGITAL ARTIST MOLLY SODA

GO SEE: WHAT’S YOUR WIFI? GROUP ART SHOW CURATED BY DIGITAL ARTIST MOLLY SODA

NEW HIVE (DOT COM) PRESENTS “WHAT’S YOUR WIFI,” Curated by Molly Soda Molly Soda is an internationally-known digital media artist, who moved to Detroit in 2013 from Brooklyn and also happened to be named one of the “Most Important Artists of 2013″ by Complex Magazine. The majority of her work is created on NewHive.com, which...
GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY DONATING ART SUPPLIES TO DETROIT COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY DONATING ART SUPPLIES TO DETROIT COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

It’s that time of year! We are celebrating the holiday season with an annual art supplies fundraiser and party! In the spirit of the giving season, PLAYGROUND DETROIT in cooperation with Detroit By Design is collecting art supplies for Detroit high school students. We are so excited for the opportunity to give back to the youth...
THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING MIAMI ART BASEL 2014

THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING MIAMI ART BASEL 2014

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is heading to Art Basel Miami to keep you up to date on all the happenings from Detroit and NYC making waves in the international art scene in Miami this week! Here are some of our top picks for exhibitions, parties and more! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for LIVE updates!...